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My school is giving away about 30 old c2d computers, and I was wondering if theres any sort of way of linking them all together, into one interface/computer kinda like a mini-supercomputer.

Thanks OCN

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My school is giving away about 30 old c2d computers, and I was wondering if theres any sort of way of linking them all together, into one interface/computer kinda like a mini-supercomputer.

Thanks OCN

-B

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post #3 of 23
Hahaha good luck, maybe look up supercomputers and how theyre built on google, im not very familiar witht hat. It SHOULD be possible, may cost a bit though, but it would be worth it if you could combine them.
post #4 of 23
Depends; what use do you have for them?

Clustering is an extremely specialized task; you could make a SQL cluster, MS Exchange cluster, or rendering cluster; but not really a general purpose cluster that you can throw any task at and have it automagically broken up.
    
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post #5 of 23
Gaming cluster! :d
post #6 of 23
Sell on ebay! Make a major profit selling them for cheap.
post #7 of 23
yep ebay it,
and maybe freebie one on ocn herel
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post #8 of 23
You could make a render cluster and rent it out.

It's fairly complicated though. But a good challenge.
post #9 of 23
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Ok, Is there anyway to cluster them together using a linux distro, and then having a windows interface, that would show a combined processor, ram ect.?
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post #10 of 23
I don't believe that's possible. Yet...
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